Snow Magic at Bramble Park and Eagle Mountain Park

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The phone rang this morning, it was from a friend who lives in Coquitlam.  He was out walking in the higher elevation areas of Coquitlam (Bramble Park) and the previous day’s snow fall had coated the alder trees in a thick layer of snow.  He described how beautiful the lighting conditions, blue sky, and that snow coating were.  The message was clear, …

North Vancouver Waterfront at Night

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North Vancouver has some great areas for night photography including offering views of downtown Vancouver across Burrard Inlet and the public spaces at the Shipbuilders Square.  I started off in the late afternoon with a visit to an area that was new to me.  I have previously photographed the downtown from the Shipbuilders Square, but on this trip I wanted to …

Noons Creek and Forest with Snow

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Metro Vancouver has had no shortage of snow over the past few weeks and after the latest snowfall on Sunday, I wanted to capture some of those winter scenes.  I headed over to the northwest corner of Coquitlam and snowshoed up into the forest surrounding Noons Creek. There was a decent amount of snow and with it being wet, it was clinging to the alder …

108 Mile Heritage Site, Winter Views

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Yesterday I headed over to the 108 Mile Heritage Site located along Highway 97 just north of 100 Mile House. I have photographed at the site before, though this was my first winter shoot here. The site contains numerous historical buildings, most of which have been moved from various areas in the Cariboo and Chilcotin for preservation and historical study. …

SFU Burnaby Campus

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The Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus is an impressive architectural design offering numerous photographic opportunities. The campus was designed by Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey in 1963 with completion in 1965. The site is located on top of Burnaby Mountain and affords almost 360 degree views of the lower mainland. The buildings themselves are constructed of concrete with a moderately …

October Roundup

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Having visited several interesting locations this month, I thought I would share those as a single post rather than my usual one entry per outing. As I did in my last post, I have included a map showing these areas. Fraser Canyon In the southern section of the Fraser Canyon I found these interesting fall colours along Highway 1. The …

Fraser Canyon, Highway 12

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I spent yesterday in the Fraser Canyon near Lytton photographing the forests, canyons, and fall colours. Click here for a map that shows some of the locations I photographed in on this trip.  I travelled north from Lytton along Highway 12 and found several interesting ponderosa forests, one in particular that had recently burned. The majority of the trees had …

Belcarra Regional Park

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Yesterday I spent the day photographing in Belcarra Regional Park, located on the east side of Burrard Inlet. This is a great place to photograph as it presents what I consider classic west coast features; coastal forest, rocky headlands, and beaches. My first stop was Woodhaven Swamp located inland and uphill from the coastal section of the park. When I …

Cascade Falls and Murdo Creek

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Located in the Fraser Valley, north of Mission is the 30 metre Cascade Falls.  The area is protected in the Cascade Falls Regional Park and contains a short trail to the waterfall and a suspension bridge to a view point.  Today I headed over to the park hoping that the unsettled weekend weather would hold.  As it turned out, the weather and …